"Those Who Think Chiwenga Will Pull Off Another Military Coup Are Joking," Jonathan Moyo
Self-exiled former cabinet minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo (JM) has said that those expecting Vice President Constantino Chiwenga to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa through a coup will be disillusioned.
Speaking to News Day’s Everson Mushava (ND) in an interview, Moyo said that the citizenry is expecting too much from Chiwenga. Below are excerpts from the interview.
ND: With Chiwenga back, what do you think will be the end game in Zanu PF?
JM: I don’t think Chiwenga is or should be the yardstick here. His return is being exaggerated beyond the realm of the possible. Those who think he will pull off another military coup are joking. History does not repeat itself, except as a farce.
But Mnangagwa and Chiwenga have a common fate: They are presiding over a political party with a history, but with no future.
Meanwhile, the people have an overdue date with Zanu PF. It won’t end well. The decibels on the “I” word are rising within Zanu PF circles. But the outcome of impeachment is not a straight line.
Mnangagwa’s illegitimacy arising from the stolen 2018 presidential election will not be cured by impeachment or even a resignation.
If Chiwenga succeeds Mnangagwa, he will inherit his illegitimacy. Legitimacy cannot be acquired from illegitimacy. A nullity from the beginning is a nullity throughout, up to the end. So, the end game for Zanu PF is a dead end.
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